I am Tim...

... a graphic designer with 30 years’ experience of making and helping others make books and publications of all kinds.

I collaborate responsively with authors and artists to arrive at the best, right result that makes them happy and proud.

I allow the meaning of words and the beauty of images to shine and communicate together, and strive for elegance, clarity, balance, legibility and utility (except when trashiness, confusion or frippery may be required).

I am literate and thoughtful, sensitive to subject matter and target audience, and skilled at analysing and structuring material to find the appropriate form and style for each project.

I have worked with individuals, small groups and large corporations and institutions, on everything from simple flyers to complex books and magazines, with print runs from 10 to 1,000,000.

I am usually wholly responsible for every aspect of the design, layout and accuracy of every page, as well as the management of printing and production.

I know my stuff. How can I help you?

Some clients

Nest from King Peter’s Bay, Tobago
Mark Jason GallerySladmore GalleryBrian GriffithsPhil McIntyre EntertainmentEleven Fine ArtModern Art OxfordSteve GoddardJanet Street-Porterthe wind in the treesJonathan YeoLive Stock MarketMalgosia StepnikBen Elwes Fine ArtTrolley BooksHighclere CastleTransition GalleryThe Fine Art SocietyTonico Lemos AuadStephen Friedman GalleryTulloh BooksRob and Nick CarterSOASHoratio’s GardenCarlton BooksThe LineJacqui SmallThe Groucho ClubMummery+SchnelleSusie HamiltonZed NelsonEast London Metropolitan OperaWalid Kassatly DistilleriesThe River CaféChannel FourPrefaceArtSourceBen Brown Fine ArtsTriangle NetworkSphereThomas Williams Fine ArtEmily YoungPrestelAndrea Rosen GalleryCenturyGalerie SimpsonBurning Bright ProductionsThe Spice GirlsAspen Art Foundationl’étrangère GalleryKate BrightGasworks GalleryMerrell PublishersEnglish Garden LoungingManchester UnitedTime To Think, Inc.Vigo GalleryHutchinsonJason MartinThe British Art FairFour Corners BooksPenguin Random HouseNancy FoutsTransform Drug Policy FoundationGavin TurkRoyal British Society of SculptorsCoombs ContemporaryAlexandre da CunhaV&A Museum of ChildhoodThe House of Fairy Tales

Other things

the wind in the trees is my independent publishing imprint, home to personal projects.

The @crudlark Instagram account is a showcase for my lifelong collection of small plastic fragments.


Tim Barnes


Phone: +44(0)20 8986 7552